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Women & Money: 10 Facts We All Should Know

Over the last 100 years, women and money have come a long way. Learn about the history of women’s financial rights, the modern statistics associated with women and money, and why improving women’s financial literacy is Family Finance Mom’s #1 mission. While there’s endless discussion today of the gender wage gap, the reality is women’s…

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What’s the Best Way to Invest Money (When You’re Just Getting Started)

When it comes to investing, many of you are coming with a completely blank slate. You want to know what you need to do to get started and what’s the best way to invest money. Learn about the types of account you need to access the markets, where I recommend you start, and what to…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finance for Baby’s First Year

Congratulations, your precious baby is finally here. Now the real fun begins! While you may have purchased everything on your baby registry list, there are many family legal and financial tasks you cannot actually begin until your baby arrives, and some come with significant time sensitivity. So even if you’ve been preparing for a baby financially…

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How Much Money Should I Save for Retirement

Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is “How much should I save for retirement?” Our retirement plan is likely to look a lot different than it did for our grandparents, and even our parents… and most of us aren’t saving nearly enough!

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Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

Before kids, most parents never even gave life insurance a thought. Most of us don’t like to dwell on our own mortality… especially when celebrating a new life, the birth of a child! But when you have a new baby, that’s exactly when you should be thinking about it most. It’s what life insurance for parents is for – to protect your family financially when faced with the loss of you or your spouse. So what exactly is life insurance? How does it work?

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5 Easy Ways to Stock Up & Save On Diapers

14,730. Over the last 6 years, that’s how many diapers I’ve changed with three kids. And I still have a year and more than 2,000 diapers left to go. Two of those years were spent with two kids in diapers at the same time. If I start to think what that translates to in terms of dollars, I might actually start to cry.  But it’s been tremendous motivation to find the most efficient, cheapest way to buy diapers possible. And thanks to Pampers and Sam’s Club, I think I’ve done just that.

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What Every Mom Should Know About Personal Property Insurance

Every six months when the insurance premium bill comes due, you groan as you pay it. But when life’s unexpected occurs – the storm that drops a tree through your roof, or the day you don’t hit the breaks in time and rear end the car in front of you – personal property insurance let’s you breathe a sigh of relief. Today’s Family Financial Savvy covers the second part of my interview with Eli Zimmer of Daigle & Travers talking about Property and Casualty Insurance.

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Are You Worried About the Cost of College?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Private College 529 Plan. As always, opinions remain 100% my own. As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, I am intimately familiar with the incredible value and opportunity provided by a highly ranked, private college education. I am also all too keenly aware of its…

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